Two friends, a goofy dog, and a magical kingdom... This beautifully written story tells the tale of Jess Aarons and Leslie Burke, two oddballs who meet up at a point in their lives (5th grade) when they both desperately need a friend. Through their friendship, the two enjoy the happiest days of their lives, creating a magical kingdom in the woods near their farm, which they christen Terabithia, with themselves as rulers. Are these good times too good to last? Can their friendship survive school bullies, annoying sisters, and all of the other things that can happen to children living in the country? With the quality of the writing, your eyes will be glued to the book as you find out. Prepare to smell funny, because this book is so good you may not even take time off to shower!